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Gulf Air to resume flights to Colombo

Bahrain carrier terminated operations three years ago as part of its restructuring plan

Gulf Air to resume flights to Colombo

Bahrain’s Gulf Air is set to re-introduce flights to Colombo next year.

The kingdom’s national carrier terminated its operations to the Sri Lankan capital in February 2013, citing “commercial reasons”.

The airline has in recent years undergone a restructuring plan in order to reduce losses.

Gulf Air said it will relaunch the route with five weekly flights to Bandaranaike International Airport from January 19.

“We are pleased to re-connect Bahrain and Colombo, meeting the demands of our customers across the globe and tapping into the significant commercial opportunity that exists from business and leisure travellers from both countries and, of course, facilitating connections for travellers across our network,” Gulf Air CEO, Maher Salman Al Musallam.

“This is a promising development which we believe will start 2017 on the right note, building momentum for Gulf Air’s further development over the course of the next year.”

With this addition, Gulf Air’s network will serve 41 cities in 24 countries spanning three continents.

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